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Bacon and Avocado Salad with Creamy Chive Dressing

Bacon Avocado Salad

This satisfying salad highlights a few simple ingredients at their peak...who needs more?

As Featured in The Applegatarian.

Serves 4 | Total Time: Less Than 30 Mins


  • 1 (8-oz) package APPLEGATE NATURALS® Thick-Cut Bacon
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped fresh chives, plus more for garnish
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice1 cup half-and-half
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 8 cups salad greens
  • 2 ripe avocados, pitted, peeled and sliced


  1. Cook the bacon according to package instructions until browned and crisp. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the chives, lemon zest, lemon juice, half-and-half and salt in a jar, seal and shake until well combined and slightly thickened. Taste and adjust the seasonings. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Divide the salad greens and avocados among 4 plates. Drizzle some of the dressing over each and top with the bacon slices.